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Sketch Markers

Improve your art by finding the right sketch markers to make your drawings and lettering truly stand out. These fine art pens are popular among professional and hobbyist illustrators like comic artists, graphics designers, calligraphers, and architects. Staples carries a wide selection of such markers from Copic and other leading art supply brands. Add new sketch markers to your next office supplies order.

Choose Between Water and Alcohol-Based Sketch Markers
Art markers fall into three categories when classified by the types of ink they use. These are solvent-based, alcohol-based and water-based. Marker pens that use solvent-based inks produce vivid colors and long-lasting sketches that are waterproof. However, the solvents used have strong odors and can cause nausea, dizziness, and headache. Only use this type of art markers in well-ventilated rooms and they are not recommended for kids.

Paint markers contain inks that are safer for children and pets. Their smell is not as strong as solvent-based inks but you should use them in airy rooms. These markers are waterproof and dry quickly. They do not smear or bleed colors and are suitable for layering and blending multiple colors while sketching. Water-based markers have inks dissolved in water or a mixture of water and glycerin. They are odorless and safe for kids. While they take a little longer to dry, these markers can produce the wet watercolor effects desired by some artists.

Enjoy the Flexibility of Dual Nib Sketch Markers
A sketch marker with two tips offers certain benefits over those with just one. These Sharpie markers save you the cost of buying two different art pens. With a different tip at each end, you can switch brush strokes quickly. Most double-ended markers combine two of these three tips: fine point, chisel tip, and brush nib. The fine tip produces thin lines and is perfect for calligraphy and drawing details. The chisel tip is broader and stiffer. This tip can have different widths with each produce lines of varying thickness. The brush nib is wider, softer and more flexible. It saturates and spreads ink in broad strokes. Make sure to pick dry erase markers with the pair of tips you mostly use.

Are All Water-Based Sketch Markers Washable?
No, only some water-based markers are washable. These use easily removable ink dyes that wash out of clothes and skin. Washable markers have a smaller color selection and produce less brilliant colors than non-washable water-based pens. They are ideal for children at home and are common in school settings.

Can You Use Different Brands of Sketch Markers Together?
Yes, but this can produce inconsistent results. Two sketch markers of the same color but from different brands will have different chemical compositions, resulting in different shades.

Are Sketch Marker Tips Replaceable?
Not all sketch markers have replaceable tips. A replaceable nib is a design choice provided by certain brands. That's why art markers allow you to vary the width of your sketch lines using the same inks.

Do You Need Sketch Markers With Refillable Inks?
Chalk markers that do not use refillable inks are disposable pens. They are more affordable and less durable than those that allow ink refills. One benefit of refillable pens is that you can create your own custom inks. For example, the Copic ink refill system lets you combine different inks to create new tones and lighter shades of your favorite colors. Staples carries a wide selection of sketch markers that are perfect for any school supplies list. 
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Copic® Marker 6 Piece Earth Essentials Sketch Markers Set
Item : 299784
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  • Sketch sets are the perfect way to begin building a marker collection
  • Carefully chosen colors packaged in blending pairs or complimentary tones
  • They are low-odor, blendable, outstanding performance and creative versatility these markers provide the ultimate solution to design flexibility and artistic liberty
$33.29
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Copic® Marker 6 Piece Multiliner Pen Blending Basics Sketch Markers Set
Item : 299792
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  • Sketch sets are the perfect way to begin building a marker collection
  • Carefully chosen colors packaged in blending pairs or complimentary tones
  • They are low-odor, blendable, outstanding performance and creative versatility these markers provide the ultimate solution to design flexibility and artistic liberty
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Copic Marker Sea and Sky Chisel Point Sketch Marker, Assorted, 6/Pack
Item : 299789
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  • Sketch marker set can be used in DIY projects and to mark and label products
  • Comes in assorted colors for vibrant designs
  • Feature interchangeable polyester nibs to ensure durability
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Copic Marker Brush Point Sketch Marker, Assorted, 36/Pack
Item : 299755
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  • Multicolored Copic Markers for a variety of artwork
  • Assorted colors for giving a vibrant touch
  • Replaceable brush nib made from durable polyester
$188.73
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Copic® Marker 6 Piece Pale Pastels Sketch Markers Set
Item : 299787
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  • Sketch sets are the perfect way to begin building a marker collection
  • Carefully chosen colors packaged in blending pairs or complimentary tones
  • They are low-odor, blendable, outstanding performance and creative versatility these markers provide the ultimate solution to design flexibility and artistic liberty
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Copic EX-5 Fine Point Sketch Marker, Assorted, 12/Pack
Item : 299715
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  • Marker set for writing, sketching, doodling, drawing and more
  • Comes in assorted colors that can be mixed and matched to create vibrant designs
  • Comes in a durable plastic case for easy and safe storage
$62.91
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Copic Marker Perfect Primaries Chisel Point Sketch Marker, Assorted, 6/Pack
Item : 299788
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  • Sketch marker set can be used in DIY projects and to mark and label products
  • Comes in assorted colors for vibrant designs
  • Feature interchangeable polyester nibs to ensure durability
$33.29
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Copic® Marker 6 Piece Floral Favorites 2 Sketch Markers Set
Item : 299786
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  • Brush nib, broad nib
  • Sketch sets are the perfect way to begin building a marker collection
  • Carefully chosen colors packaged in blending pairs or complimentary tones
$33.29
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Copic Marker Secondary Tones Chisel Point Sketch Marker, Assorted, 6/Pack
Item : 299790
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  • Sketch marker set can be used in DIY projects and to mark and label products
  • Comes in assorted colors for vibrant designs
  • Feature interchangeable polyester nibs to ensure durability
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